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Poll shows how people feel about dam removal
It seems now would be the appropriate time to acknowledge our elected state legislators, Sen. Doug Whitsett, Rep. Bill Garrard and Rep. George Gillman with a huge Thumb’s Up for the timely poll released recently.
Whether an individual is for or against the controversial issues addressed in the poll, it is good to have a reference as to the feelings of all of Klamath County’s registered voters.
Some have already criticized the wording of the questions. The question topics were assigned to the pollster, and they did the wording. Had there been “editing” of the questions, those same critics would still be complaining. The fact is some just do not like the results. And they say we throw rocks.
The first and main question, “Do you favor or oppose removing the four Pacific Corp-owned hydroelectric dams from the Klamath River?” seems to be expressed in as plain and simple straight forward language as one could ask for.
The simple fact is very obvious. The local
community is against what is going on. The
headlines announcing the results of this poll
should have read, “Only 11 percent of Klamath
County registered voters favor dam removal.”
These three elected officials seem to be
representing their constituents as they were
elected to do so.
Republicans’ stand on KBRA disappointing
June 3, 2009 Herald and News Letter to the Editor by
Belinda Stewart, Klamath Water Users Association Outreach and
Page Updated: Thursday June 04, 2009 03:17 AM Pacific
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